Doing The Business


Genome: [r1 Bd=19951001]An eight-part insider's guide to the music business.

1: Whoops, I've Got a Lot ofMon-ee. Stuart Maconie kicks off the series asking whether bands are still getting ripped off. Experts in the industry, from Damon Albarn to the head of EMI, talk frankly about the business, with contributions from Jarvis Cocker ,

Echobelly, the Levellers and Skunk Anansie.

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2: Magic America. Stuart Maconie talks to Blur,

Radiohead and Echobelly about "breaking" America and asks whether you also have to sell your soul.

Assessing the importance of clubs, the programme also investigates whether the DJs who can make or break records have too much power and influence.

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3: The Glass Ceiling

The heightened profile of female singers and musicians last year suggests that women in the music business can go all the way to the top.

Lisa I'Anson asks whether equal opportunities really do exist in the UK music business, talking to female producers, artists, DJs, managers and record company executives.

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Genome: [r1 Bd=19951022]4: This is How We Do it:

A Decade of Def Jam.

Ten years on from the birth of the hip hop label, Dave Pearce travels to New York to talk to Rick Rubin and Russell Simmons , the founders of the label, and artists LL Cool J, Method

Man and Montell Jordan.

A Ladbroke Radio production

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5: Press Pack. Steve Lamacq , with help from Mark Ellen , Miranda Sawyer , Julie Burchill and Danny Kelly , charts the history of the music press from sixties underground rags to today's fanzines.

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6: Fans. The path of the true fan never runs smooth.

Today's programme follows the trail through teenyboppers to groupies to the stars themselves.

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7: The Chart Rundown: a Twenty-Point Guide to the Top Twenty

The UK pop charts are a battle zone for ambitious artists and record labels, but what of the musicians,

"pluggers", fat cats and fans who turn music into hits?

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8: Back Together

Nick Hancock presents a quizzical look at why once pre-eminent bands choose to reform years after acrimonious splits, with contributions from Heaven

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